I have long advised my readers that petrolatum is generally bad for hair and skin. It is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and is not tightly regulated in the United States like it is in the EU for cosmetic use. Here's why you should reconsider product containing petrolatum.
Going natural after years of relaxing your hair can be a difficult time. Not only are you confronted with a brand new texture of hair you are not used to, you are also entering a brand new world of hair care products.
Most of the commercially available hair care products today use harmful, potentially carcinogenic ingredients. I first wrote this article in 2003 and since then have made several revisions. This is my latest for 2017. Still the same 10.